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National Team General Discussion

  • 14-11-2013 8:24pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 12,746 ✭✭✭✭ FewFew


    Discuss what's going on with the NT.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,238 ✭✭✭ Gelio


    This is awful exciting altogether!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,542 ✭✭✭ eoferrall


    tumbleweed....


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,746 ✭✭✭✭ FewFew


    eoferrall wrote: »
    tumbleweed....

    That's cause nobody is in here yet :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭ Phonehead


    It's be a tough yet interesting season so far, I think Jeff has been the one who has kept me from pushing the quit button:( I'm a perfectionist and these new tactics have thrown me off, I think though slowly we are getting to a point of knowing what work, while we lost against Italy the huge advanatge in stars they had lends me to believe if we had of pushed the TNT button with those tactics we would have won even though we had no business in doing so.

    Survival is now the name of the game, we have Romania away on Friday and England at home on Sunday, we have to win one to secure our status and Romania I think are the beatable ones. Romania do have Italy on Sunday, so they may actually look at the table and think that it's between them and Italy for who auto demotes. I'm thinking select our best 15 for Romania, then wait and see what 15 they select and should they put their best out we push the TNT button.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,238 ✭✭✭ Gelio


    Oh stop you're making me blush :o

    But yeah you're right it has not been an easy season so far. The good news is that as long as we stay up that doesn't count for f all. Next season will be a fresh start with a far superior understanding of the tactics. The rankings and placement will be long forgotten by the time the world cup comes round. We also have a great young developing squad.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭ Phonehead


    I think we should field our best and fittest squad on Friday, then based on the squad they have selected make a decision on intensity. Losing that game at home to Romania put a target on our backs, we have probably been tnt'd the most out of all teams and Scotland have faced 3 wnwims....


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,542 ✭✭✭ eoferrall


    when's Miron getting a run out? ;) I'm holding out on the Romanians. I gave him to the romanian u20's in a huff and regretted it almost immediately!

    I would agree with AJ, this season has been about the zonals (for club and country) I think some teams who have got good results against me have been using old tactics, but in the long run you're better off getting used to it.

    this season will stand to the team (coaching and players) and we'll be set for the next season.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭ Phonehead


    eoferrall wrote: »
    when's Miron getting a run out? ;) I'm holding out on the Romanians. I gave him to the romanian u20's in a huff and regretted it almost immediately!

    I would agree with AJ, this season has been about the zonals (for club and country) I think some teams who have got good results against me have been using old tactics, but in the long run you're better off getting used to it.

    this season will stand to the team (coaching and players) and we'll be set for the next season.

    I suspect Miron could be in anyday soon, we have a few old players still hanging in but Miron is first choice replacement forward and he will be a solid No.3 until his other skills develop more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,542 ✭✭✭ eoferrall


    Phonehead wrote: »
    I suspect Miron could be in anyday soon, we have a few old players still hanging in but Miron is first choice replacement forward and he will be a solid No.3 until his other skills develop more.

    I'll post up his stats and training tonight and you can see if you want something else trained up.

    OT: training someone at this level certainly has an impact on the team. means there are less guys coming through to replace older players! have found myself dipping into the TM the last season or two more than usual!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭ Phonehead


    In your face Romanian assholes... phew finally a sense of relief


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,542 ✭✭✭ eoferrall


    Big win Wex - Congrats!:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,746 ✭✭✭✭ FewFew


    Must be especially tense having the NT matches with the new tactics in place. Tricky enough when you can experiment three or four times a week, but when it's all important, that's got to be tough.
    Thankfully the team is in experienced hands.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭ Phonehead


    Nice to wrap up the championship before the last set of games, nice to have a big target on our backs again:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭ Phonehead


    LOL it feels dirty hitting the WNWIM button at home against England:o:o but it's the wise move energy wise


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,238 ✭✭✭ Gelio


    It came off too. You were spot on about them WNWIMing us back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,746 ✭✭✭✭ FewFew


    Gelio wrote: »
    It came off too. You were spot on about them WNWIMing us back.

    Mind games are winning :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭ Phonehead


    I would have thought a somewhat unique feat of a Grand Slam without pushing TNT once would get a piece from the Journalist;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,746 ✭✭✭✭ FewFew


    Phonehead wrote: »
    I would have thought a somewhat unique feat of a Grand Slam without pushing TNT once would get a piece from the Journalist;)

    Yeah, but I thought you were doing the NT stuff :P


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭ Phonehead


    FewFew wrote: »
    Yeah, but I thought you were doing the NT stuff :P

    But But But I'd have to tone it down and be all humble and stuff;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,238 ✭✭✭ Gelio


    Don't worry Wex, we know you are great and that is all that matters


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭ Phonehead


    lol, thanks Jeff! wow S Africa through out a TNT against us in our tour game, phew we escaped with a nice 2 point win against the intensity. I reckon everyone will target us this tour as we are the form team... bring it on


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,542 ✭✭✭ eoferrall


    Phonehead wrote: »
    lol, thanks Jeff! wow S Africa through out a TNT against us in our tour game, phew we escaped with a nice 2 point win against the intensity. I reckon everyone will target us this tour as we are the form team... bring it on

    exactly the attitude! bring their best and lets see what we do against them!:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,238 ✭✭✭ Gelio


    Hey guys,

    So it looks like I've been stuck with the Nat manager role. An honour, but a very time consuming one. I'm looking to get a few new faces involved with the team so if anyone here would like to give a hand and get involved just reply below or give me a PM. There are plenty of things anyone could do from grind work to tactical analysis. I'm looking at the veterans in particular who have been on the game years and feel like having a go at something fresh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭ Phonehead


    And a huge congrats Jeff on your first weekend in charge, from what looked like an impossible task we now have a decent shot of winning the championship


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,238 ✭✭✭ Gelio


    Phonehead wrote: »
    And a huge congrats Jeff on your first weekend in charge, from what looked like an impossible task we now have a decent shot of winning the championship

    Thanks Wex. I'm really just taking the credit for the hard work put in by you and clamps.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,238 ✭✭✭ Gelio


    World cup kicks off in less than 24 hours. Get involved men!

    :):):)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,542 ✭✭✭ eoferrall


    Gelio wrote: »
    World cup kicks off in less than 24 hours. Get involved men!

    :):):)

    was just browsing the BR yesterday and noticed the WC was starting and thought the place should be getting more active.

    our group is fairly straight forward looking, presume we'll be looking to get through with minimum energy usage?

    who are we looking at getting in the knockouts?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,771 ✭✭✭ Zagato


    Looks like Georgia, and then Australia who will have played Canada prior to us.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,238 ✭✭✭ Gelio


    Second of three group games tonight. Always get nervous that we are going to get TNT'd in these games


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,573 ✭✭✭ daheff


    Gelio wrote: »
    Second of three group games tonight. Always get nervous that we are going to get TNT'd in these games

    Ok so new season new manager new tactical options. How do people think we should play vs Romania?


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